Park defeats Dordt 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-16)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The no. 6 ranked Park Pirates handled Dordt in men’s volleyball Friday night, March 4 in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Back to back points on two occasions and three points in a row opened up a 10-5 lead for Park in set one and Dordt was able to rebound and get as close as 24-20 before losing 25-20. The Pirates led 6-5 in set two before a run of four points made it 10-5. The lead expanded to 20-8 with a five point run by the visitors expand the lead before a service error by the Pirates stopped the run. Park went on to take the set 25-13.
Back to back kills by Ben Tiemersma and Kyle Vander Zee put Dordt up 2-1 in set three but five unanswered by the visitors put them in the driver’s seat and the Defenders lost 25-16.
-Dordt hit for a .225 kill efficiency while Park hit .479.
-Park had a 44-29 advantage at the net on kills and recorded eight service aces.
-Mark Tiemersma had eight kills and Eric Geels had six with 15 assists for Dordt.
-Nathan Struyk led Dordt’s diggers with six.
-Park got a match high 12 kills from Oscar Tuero and Daniel Arteaga had nine. Oscar Fiorentino put up 37 assists and Tuero had four ace serves.
-Park is 11-7 while Dordt is now 2-13.
-Dordt will face Grand View on Wednesday, March 9 in Des Moines before playing St. Ambrose on Friday, March 11.
CHAD HANSON SAID
“We were not able to match the offense that Park brought into our gym tonight. There were some bright spots for us including a very efficient attack percentage in the first set and converting some transition kills. We must improve in our blocking awareness in order to become successful stopping an attack such as Park’s.”